PaFOIC

Denied: Worker's compensation hearing transcript, benefits payments

Denied: A request for a transcript of a hearing on workers’ compensation and records of benefits payments from the Department of Labor & Industry.
From the Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition

Denied: A request for a transcript of a hearing on workers’ compensation and records of benefits payments from the Department of Labor & Industry.

The agency denied the request as seeking records of an individual’s disability status or participation in workers’ compensation program, saying those records were protected under the Right to Know Law’s exemptions for medical records and social services records.

The Office of Open Records agreed that the records were exempt from public access.

Avery vs. Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry -- AP 2009-0675